This idea came to me while I was watching an episode of The Real World. On the show, there is a male character who decided to with-hold his sexual orientation from the others because he didn't want them to automatically equate him with being the token "gay guy." My question is that do you find that when you disclose your sexuality, does it seem to often become the defining characteristic of your personality?
Or, do you identify yourself as it? What I'm trying to say is, do you let being [insert alternative sexuality here] define who you are?
I personally see this quite often, whie I haven't fully disclosed my bisexuality, in friends of mine who have told others that they [sexuality] often find themselves as suddenly becoming a gay person, all of the time -- even when sex or anything utterly romantic isn't an issue. This is one of the reasons that I haven't been so open, the other being that I truly hate labels. I'm bisexual, yes, but that isn't who I am. It's a part of who I am, but I don't want it to be who or what I am.
Let's hear from all of you, whether your bi, straight, gay, etc.
(whew, that's quite a rant.... I hope it isn't too confusing to understand )
[edited for clarity]
"Read the Bible again sometime. Women are painted as bigger antagonists than the Egyptians and Romans combined. It stinks." --"Serendipity," Dogma
"...I want to walk through life rather than being dragged through it."
- Alanis Morissette
[This message has been edited by Dude_who_writes (edited 01-24-2002).]